The aims of the SSCPT are to forster research related to the application of pharmaceuticals in humans with the prospect to improve the treatment of patients, to promote the area of clinical pharmacology and toxicology with regard to education, exchange of information and practical application, to represent the interests of clinical pharmcologists and clinical toxicologists practising in Switzerland, and to maintain contacts with the corresponding societies abroad.
World Smart Medication Day
The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) is launching the World Smart Medication Day on May 6th yearly to foster clinical pharmacology development and raise awareness on the safer and more effective use of drugs.
Countries are encouraged to carry out joint actions and activities on this day to highlight the importance of safe and rational use of drugs such as educational seminars/webinars, hospital events/stalls, grand rounds, communication and dissemination of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge material.
Furthermore, an international student’s poster competition is open to all medical, pharmacy or pharmacology students. Deadline for submission to national societies is the 6th April 2021. The three key actions of the 3rd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge are: polypharmacy, high-risk situations, transitions of care. All entries must illustrate and reflect the thematic issue of Medication Without Harm.
Some examples: key messages on the safe and effective use of medicines, especially in the case of polypharmacy, high-risk medicines or high-risk situations; vignettes (drawings and/or brief medical stories) with examples of the safe and effective use of medicines; emblematic drawing of the World Smart Medication Day.